Back in December, I uploaded this post talking all about my experience with acrylic nails and the pros and cons I faced while having them. However, in June, I decided that it was time to say goodbye to long nails. I had acrylics for a year at that point with no breaks in between, so to say my natural nails were looking a bit worse for wear is an understatement. They were short and weak, and I knew that it was time to let them grow. As much as I loved acrylics, being able to let my nails breathe feels amazing. And I realized that if I wanted to let them grow strong and healthy, I’d probably have to do some sort of treatment since they’d definitely break on their own.
Ah, now this is where the magical thing called dip powder comes in. If you’re caught up on the beauty scene, then you’ve likely heard of this. For those of you that haven’t, dip powder is a nail polish treatment where you quite literally dip your fingers into colored powder after a base coat is applied. This happens several times, and eventually your nails are topped off with a top coat.
I’ve gotten this done three times, and each time, it has lasted me at least two weeks. The picture above was taken a little over a week and a half of having my nails done. And honestly? They look pretty dang good to me. I love that my natural nails have been able to grow out under the dip powder, and I also love that they look great for weeks. Additionally, the price hasn’t increased much from what I paid when I got my acrylics filled. I’ve also found that there’s a great variety of colors; pretty much all of the gel colors where I go come in a dip form.
There’s also been some talk about whether or not the powder has proteins in it that can actually strengthen your nails and help them grow. I searched it up, and there seems to be mixed opinions about it, so keep taking your biotin while we wait for some new information to come in.
Have I sold you on dip powder manicures? Honestly, I just love that I can have a great manicure for weeks that allows my natural nails to stay long.
Hope this was informative for you 🙂
Talk to you soon!